SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol that's used to exchange encoded info between a client and a web server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any information. Many tech-savvy clients favor SSH because of the higher security level. The connection is established and the commands are delivered using a command line. The accessible options depend on the type of hosting service - on a shared server, for example, files can be transferred or deleted, databases could be imported and exported, and archives may be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, the choices are significantly more - the web server and the database server can be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software can be set up and much more. These things aren't possible on a shared server, since full root access is needed and all the other customers on that server shall be affected. Though SSH is used predominantly with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, and so forth.

SSH Telnet in Shared Website Hosting

SSH access may be allowed with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel if the Linux shared website hosting that you've chosen comes with this function by default. If not, you may include it via the Add Services/Upgrades section of your CP and enable it instantly. You will discover all the details that you need in the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username that you must use, along with in depth Help articles in which we've listed all the commands which you can use inside the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password can be modified from the same section anytime with several mouse clicks. Provided that SSH access is enabled, you shall also be able to connect securely using an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, all the files you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.